Mirror Images: Popular Culture and Education

Diana Silberman-Keller (Editor), Zvi Bekerman (Editor), Henry A Giroux (Editor), Nicholas C Burbules (Editor)

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Mirror Images: Popular Culture and Education is the first international and multidisciplinary effort to coalesce knowledge on education and popular culture studied as broad phenomena and not as a collection of case studies. In this volume, popular culture has been thematically treated as it appears in a variety of media, including movies, digital games, advertising, television, popular songs, and the internet. The book considers education in both formal and informal settings, and looks critically at the accepted dichotomy between education and popular culture. It argues that popular culture is capable of educating and that education shares many characteristics with popular culture, and tries to overcome these dichotomous relationships while also trying to clarify the reciprocal effects between the two. The book calls disciplinary and media boundaries into question in an effort to widen the possibility of enlarging the vocabulary and the verbs of all that stays unnamed by what is considered knowledge.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherPeter Lang Publishing
Number of pages226
ISBN (Print)9781433102301, 9781433102318
StatePublished - 2008

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